sewing table

sewing table

Post by Anne Roger » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 06:45:08



Quote:

> Well, yes, Taria, it is only money - but you can spend a whole lot of it
> and get a miserable piece of junk.  I've seen many SM tables that sort
> of bowed down in the middle from the weight of a SM.  Don't know what
> the addition of a 10 or 20 lb QI might contribute to the party.
>    My SM tables are nothing fancy; only sturdy wooden drafting tables,
> but if a gator or two wants to waddle up and nap it will be just fine.  
> I will not disturb them.
>    Furthermore - I've seen some very costly SM tables that 'looked like'
> a good idea but seemed miserably inconvenient to me.  Polly

I currently have my parents old kitchen table, which is pretty sturdy
and is a great size. Obviously, it has no storage, but I do have a
cutting table with storage and plenty of shelving and cupboards. My main
reason for wanting a table is to be able to set the sewing machine into
it, hopefully to make quilting a fraction easier. We'll need to move
house before any kind of frame set up is a possiblity.

Cheers
Anne

 
 
 

sewing table

Post by J* » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 06:55:21


there are pix of homemade sewing machine tables online.
these have had a hole cut out of the table in the appropriate position that
the machine fits into.
below they've used L brackets to hold a shelf for the machine to sit on.
you then get an acrylic type see thru piece to fit the whole thing so it is
flat with the tabletop.
if i find that pix i'll post it here.
you could add shelves/drawers/whatever you require under and on the side of
the table to suit your needs.
just takes a bit of planning, sketching, a few basic tools and materials.
i'm sure this could be done without too much expertise either.
sure should cost less than buying a new table made for the masses.
made to your own specs and less cost just takes some of your/dhs time to
work it up.
i'm sure between the two of you could do this.
worth thinking about anyhow.
you probably dont want to cut into your folks old kitchen table but you
might find one at op shops, second hand shops, side of the road, freecycle
in your area or friends that might have something sitting around doing
nothing and would be happy to give it up for a good cause.
j.

Quote:
"Anne Rogers"  wrote...

I currently have my parents old kitchen table, which is pretty sturdy
and is a great size. Obviously, it has no storage, but I do have a
cutting table with storage and plenty of shelving and cupboards. My main
reason for wanting a table is to be able to set the sewing machine into
it, hopefully to make quilting a fraction easier. We'll need to move
house before any kind of frame set up is a possiblity.

Cheers
Anne

Quote:

> Well, yes, Taria, it is only money - but you can spend a whole lot of it
> and get a miserable piece of junk.  I've seen many SM tables that sort
> of bowed down in the middle from the weight of a SM.  Don't know what
> the addition of a 10 or 20 lb QI might contribute to the party.
>    My SM tables are nothing fancy; only sturdy wooden drafting tables,
> but if a gator or two wants to waddle up and nap it will be just fine.
> I will not disturb them.
>    Furthermore - I've seen some very costly SM tables that 'looked like'
> a good idea but seemed miserably inconvenient to me.  Polly


 
 
 

sewing table

Post by J* » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 08:31:28


heres a few with ideas on this.
http://candiedfabrics.wordpress.com/2008/07/23/my-new-sewing-table/

http://aus-chick.xanga.com/705389660/ikea-hacked-sewing-machine-table--/

http://www.pbase.com/filer/image/45837148

http://killerbeedesigns.com/blog1/?m=200803

http://www.sewingcabinets.biz/Facades_Extension_Table.html
some amazing retail set ups for ideas you might like.

need more?
nayy,
j.

"J*"  wrote ...
there are pix of homemade sewing machine tables online.
these have had a hole cut out of the table in the appropriate position that
the machine fits into.
below they've used L brackets to hold a shelf for the machine to sit on.
you then get an acrylic type see thru piece to fit the whole thing so it is
flat with the tabletop.
if i find that pix i'll post it here.
you could add shelves/drawers/whatever you require under and on the side of
the table to suit your needs.
just takes a bit of planning, sketching, a few basic tools and materials.
i'm sure this could be done without too much expertise either.
sure should cost less than buying a new table made for the masses.
made to your own specs and less cost just takes some of your/dhs time to
work it up.
i'm sure between the two of you could do this.
worth thinking about anyhow.
you probably dont want to cut into your folks old kitchen table but you
might find one at op shops, second hand shops, side of the road, freecycle
in your area or friends that might have something sitting around doing
nothing and would be happy to give it up for a good cause.
j.

Quote:
"Anne Rogers"  wrote...

I currently have my parents old kitchen table, which is pretty sturdy
and is a great size. Obviously, it has no storage, but I do have a
cutting table with storage and plenty of shelving and cupboards. My main
reason for wanting a table is to be able to set the sewing machine into
it, hopefully to make quilting a fraction easier. We'll need to move
house before any kind of frame set up is a possiblity.
Cheers
Anne
 
 
 

sewing table

Post by J* » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 08:40:03


i just noticed that last link is in Tuolumne, California.
iirc, that is northern calif inland somewhere.
went there to summer camp as a kid one year but i've no idea where i was,
other than the name.
somewhere to check out on a bit if a weekend escapade perhaps.
j.

"J*"   wrote ...
heres a few with ideas on this.
http://candiedfabrics.wordpress.com/2008/07/23/my-new-sewing-table/

http://aus-chick.xanga.com/705389660/ikea-hacked-sewing-machine-table--/

http://www.pbase.com/filer/image/45837148

http://killerbeedesigns.com/blog1/?m=200803

http://www.sewingcabinets.biz/Facades_Extension_Table.html
some amazing retail set ups for ideas you might like.

need more?
nayy,
j.

"J*"  wrote ...
there are pix of homemade sewing machine tables online.
these have had a hole cut out of the table in the appropriate position that
the machine fits into.
below they've used L brackets to hold a shelf for the machine to sit on.
you then get an acrylic type see thru piece to fit the whole thing so it is
flat with the tabletop.
if i find that pix i'll post it here.
you could add shelves/drawers/whatever you require under and on the side of
the table to suit your needs.
just takes a bit of planning, sketching, a few basic tools and materials.
i'm sure this could be done without too much expertise either.
sure should cost less than buying a new table made for the masses.
made to your own specs and less cost just takes some of your/dhs time to
work it up.
i'm sure between the two of you could do this.
worth thinking about anyhow.
you probably dont want to cut into your folks old kitchen table but you
might find one at op shops, second hand shops, side of the road, freecycle
in your area or friends that might have something sitting around doing
nothing and would be happy to give it up for a good cause.
j.

Quote:
"Anne Rogers"  wrote...

I currently have my parents old kitchen table, which is pretty sturdy
and is a great size. Obviously, it has no storage, but I do have a
cutting table with storage and plenty of shelving and cupboards. My main
reason for wanting a table is to be able to set the sewing machine into
it, hopefully to make quilting a fraction easier. We'll need to move
house before any kind of frame set up is a possiblity.
Cheers
Anne
 
 
 

sewing table

Post by J* » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:03:21


i just noticed that last link is in Tuolumne, California.
iirc, that is northern calif inland somewhere.
went there to summer camp as a kid one year but i've no idea where i was,
other than the name.
somewhere to check out on a bit if a weekend escapade perhaps.

found another link.
http://crazyshortcutquilts.blogspot.com/2008/01/quilting-desk.html
nayy,
j.

"J*"   wrote ...
heres a few with ideas on this.
http://candiedfabrics.wordpress.com/2008/07/23/my-new-sewing-table/

http://aus-chick.xanga.com/705389660/ikea-hacked-sewing-machine-table--/

http://www.pbase.com/filer/image/45837148

http://killerbeedesigns.com/blog1/?m=200803

http://www.sewingcabinets.biz/Facades_Extension_Table.html
some amazing retail set ups for ideas you might like.

need more?
nayy,
j.

"J*"  wrote ...
there are pix of homemade sewing machine tables online.
these have had a hole cut out of the table in the appropriate position that
the machine fits into.
below they've used L brackets to hold a shelf for the machine to sit on.
you then get an acrylic type see thru piece to fit the whole thing so it is
flat with the tabletop.
if i find that pix i'll post it here.
you could add shelves/drawers/whatever you require under and on the side of
the table to suit your needs.
just takes a bit of planning, sketching, a few basic tools and materials.
i'm sure this could be done without too much expertise either.
sure should cost less than buying a new table made for the masses.
made to your own specs and less cost just takes some of your/dhs time to
work it up.
i'm sure between the two of you could do this.
worth thinking about anyhow.
you probably dont want to cut into your folks old kitchen table but you
might find one at op shops, second hand shops, side of the road, freecycle
in your area or friends that might have something sitting around doing
nothing and would be happy to give it up for a good cause.
j.

Quote:
"Anne Rogers"  wrote...

I currently have my parents old kitchen table, which is pretty sturdy
and is a great size. Obviously, it has no storage, but I do have a
cutting table with storage and plenty of shelving and cupboards. My main
reason for wanting a table is to be able to set the sewing machine into
it, hopefully to make quilting a fraction easier. We'll need to move
house before any kind of frame set up is a possiblity.
Cheers
Anne
 
 
 

sewing table

Post by Tari » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:11:19


I love my $10 table. Solid oak and works really
well for me.  It seems most folks just want to have
press board/masonite/laminate kind of stuff.  That
usually, in the long run isn't cost effective.  New and
snazzy to start but after looking at the torn apart
Koala at the thrift store, no thanks.  After a trip to a couple of furniture
stores last month I am pretty surprised at what folks think of as 'fine
furniture'.
Pretty disposable for the most part.
I guess even if folks want to do the 'green' thing they have a tough time
understanding what that is about.
Taria


Quote:
> Well, yes, Taria, it is only money - but you can spend a whole lot of it
> and get a miserable piece of junk.  I've seen many SM tables that sort of
> bowed down in the middle from the weight of a SM.  Don't know what the
> addition of a 10 or 20 lb QI might contribute to the party.
>    My SM tables are nothing fancy; only sturdy wooden drafting tables, but
> if a gator or two wants to waddle up and nap it will be just fine.  I will
> not disturb them.
>    Furthermore - I've seen some very costly SM tables that 'looked like' a
> good idea but seemed miserably inconvenient to me.  Polly

> "Taria" <twrote> It's just money.
>> Taria, ducking and running

>> "Anne Rogers"  Hubby has in principal agreed to the
>>> idea, though was shocked to find out the price!

 
 
 

sewing table

Post by J* » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:52:06


going green to me means refuse, reuse, recycle as much as possible.
i might have that order wrong but hopefully the point is made.
j.

Quote:
"Taria" wrote...

I love my $10 table. Solid oak and works really
well for me.  It seems most folks just want to have
press board/masonite/laminate kind of stuff.  That
usually, in the long run isn't cost effective.  New and
snazzy to start but after looking at the torn apart
Koala at the thrift store, no thanks.  After a trip to a couple of furniture
stores last month I am pretty surprised at what folks think of as 'fine
furniture'.
Pretty disposable for the most part.
I guess even if folks want to do the 'green' thing they have a tough time
understanding what that is about.
Taria
 
 
 

sewing table

Post by Sand » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 23:33:38



Quote:

> I love my $10 table. Solid oak and works really
> well for me.  It seems most folks just want to have
> press board/masonite/laminate kind of stuff.  That
> usually, in the long run isn't cost effective.  New and
> snazzy to start but after looking at the torn apart
> Koala at the thrift store, no thanks.  After a trip to a couple of furniture
> stores last month I am pretty surprised at what folks think of as 'fine
> furniture'.
> Pretty disposable for the most part.
> I guess even if folks want to do the 'green' thing they have a tough time
> understanding what that is about.
> Taria

For many years I used a drafting table, but even after Carl (friend) cut
a hole in it so my machine could sit level with the table surface, it
was really too high; I'm 5'2". One of the things I really liked about
the cabinet I bought from Tracey's Tables was that they made it to my
height requirements; another is that it's *real* wood and made by a
craftsman. This thing is going to last. :)

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

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Post by Maureen Woznia » Mon, 24 Aug 2009 05:35:50


On Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:48:19 -0500, Anne Rogers wrote

Quote:

>> My friend adds this.  If your QI wants to sit on the extension next to you,
>> make sure it will hold her weight when she jumps up there.

> No QIs in this house! I hope to go and look this weekend at one place
> that I think sells Koala tables and another that I think sells tables
> made by a small local business. Hubby has in principal agreed to the
> idea, though was shocked to find out the price!

> Cheers
> Anne

Of course.  But probably if they knew how much money has already been spent
on the stash...

Maureen